Thursday, March 27, 2008

Music For a Cause

So... this is something we really want to emphasize here at Barricade Buzz.

We definitely want to get the word out about organizations that involve music for a good cause. What we think they do is absolutely wonderful, and we should support them, so we're going to continually mention new charities and events we come across.

Here are a few of our favorites:

+ To Write Love on Her Arms - is an organization dedicated to bringing hope to, and restoring love in those who have found themselves lost, and in despair. This group was founded after a spontaneous intervention that resulted in metaphorically writing love on one girl's arms.
We encourage you to visit their website and learn more about this organization and attend their events.

+ Shirts for a Cure - is an organization launched by the Syrenthia J. Savio Endowment (SSE) which was started by photographer, Mark Beemer in 2002. SFAC helps raise money and awareness for SSE which provides financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford expensive breast cancer medicine and therapy. This organization raises the money by selling shirts designed by many punk bands. For $12 dollars you can get a shirt created by your favorite band and donate to a great cause.

+ Save a Life Campaign - After losing their son in a car accident in 2006, and discovering his last song listened to was "How to Save a Life" by The Fray, the Fahrenkamps have made it their mission to raise awareness in communities about bad decisions and how people can encourage those around them to have the moral courage to do the right thing.

+ The Dispatch Foundation - The former funk/reggae group, Dispatch, have organized their own foundation to help provide humanitarian resources and rebuild communities in Zimbabwe. The "Dispatch: Zimbabwe" concert last year at Madison Square Garden helped raise thousands of dollars for the effort.

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